1827 The Memoirs of John Evelyn. In Five Volumes.
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
Complete in Five Volumes. Comprising Evelyn's diary, from 1641 to 1705-06 and a selection of his familiar letters now which is subjoined the private correspondence between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas; also between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon and Sir Richard Brown, Ambassador to the Court of France, in the time of King Charles I and the Usurpation. With a pedigree, three portraits, and three plates. With the armorial bookplate of Francis Sterry to the front pastedowns. William Bray, d.1832, was an English antiquary. "Bray's last major literary labour, in collaboration with William Upcott, was Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn... His transcription of Evelyn's diary was immediately popular" -ODNB. John Evelyn, 1620-1706, was an English writer and diarist. "Evelyn has now come to be recognized as a scholar and participant in the reception of the new science of the seventeenth century. Over a period of more than half a century his voluminous correspondence reflected and extended the social and scientific interchange of his time" -ODNB.
In a full calf binding. Externally, slightly rubbed to the spines. The hinges of volume one, two, and three are strained. Internally, firmly bound, with light foxing. With an ink splash to page 21 and a closed tear to page 305 of volume five. With an ink mark to page 234-5 of volume three.
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